How to Start a Garden – Time Saving Tips For Beginners

Planting yellow flowers daffodils in the garden.

One of the things that people enjoy most about gardening is the beautification of their yards. When you are first starting out, you may be intimidated at the thought of trying to develop your own garden.

Here are several tips that can help you create a beautiful garden without having to spend countless hours developing it.

Tip #1

The first thing you need to do before you can even consider developing your own garden is to make sure that the soil that you have been able to support the amount of plants that you plan on growing.

There is no joy like growing your own vegetables or enjoying a salad that you grew yourself, all without soil that can hold the weight of hundreds or thousands of pounds of plants. 

Using compost to improve the soil and introducing organic matter such as wood chips and fruit and vegetables into the soil are both great ways to improve the soil and allow your plants to grow into healthy and beautiful flowers and vegetables.

Tip #2

After you have decided on the type of flowers and vegetables that you want to grow, you will also need to determine when to apply fertilizer. It is important that you make this part of your gardening knowledge a habit, and you should make sure that you apply your fertilizer within the proper growing seasons for each plant.

If you forget to apply fertilizer then you will find that your garden will suffer from deficiencies that could lead to the death of the plants. The purpose of a soil test is to let you know if you are giving your plants the nutrients that they need in order for them to grow.

You should check your seed packets to see how much fertilizer you should use. It is always wise to buy organic fertilizers because they are made with all natural ingredients which will not harm the environment. If you follow these simple gardening tips, you will find that your garden will bloom freely all year round.

The next step is to make sure that you add some organic matter to the soil. There are many different fertilizers that you can use to add organic matter to your soil such as bone meal, wood chips, and compost. Be sure that the organic matter that you add is rich in nutrients before you start to trowel the soil.

Tip #3

After you have planted your garden and it has started to bloom, then it is important that you watch it carefully. Check the surrounding weather conditions and make sure that you water the garden enough so that it does not dry up during the harshest days of summer.

The best time to trowel your soil is during the early spring. If you want to have the fastest-growing garden possible, it is a great idea to take your composting to the garden and start putting it in the troweled area so that the compost can heat up while it is in the soil and start working its way toward the roots.


 If you have never tried gardening, then you are missing out on one of the most rewarding experiences available to humans.

In addition to the physical health benefits that you will derive from growing your own vegetables, there is also the emotional benefit. It is a very relaxing pastime and it allows you to spend time with nature in the midst of the hustle and bustle of city life. 

It may sound difficult but it really doesn’t have to be because there are many resources available to you for growing a garden. You may need a few basic tools and you may want to enlist the help of others but it can be done with patience and a lot of determination. The more dedicated and serious you are about growing your own vegetables the more rewards you will reap and this can only bring you closer to the happiness you truly deserve.